Art Exhibit Incorporates Eclectic Media
Events and Lectures

Sarah Edmands Martin, a design artist and an assistant professor of graphic design at Indiana University in Bloomington, will present her “Worlds of Storied Experience” lecture from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Her presentation will be followed by an opening reception. Martin’s work will be displayed in the Elba L. & Gene Portteus Branigin Atrium on the first floor of the Johnson Center for Fine Arts from Feb. 25 through Friday, April 3. The exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Martin is a designer, storyteller and researcher who specializes in dark narratives and contemporary fable. As an assistant professor of graphic design, Martin uses her artistic work to experiment with eclectic media. She uses diverse processes like printmaking, animation and early photographic methods to inform her design practice.

Martin has degrees in English literature and painting from the University of Maryland and previously taught design at the University of Notre Dame and Missouri University of Science and Technology. She has worked on design projects for widely-known clients such as Citibank, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the University of Notre Dame, Whirlpool, Herman Miller and Cook Medical. Martin also enjoys making and collecting GIFs, or images that support animation.

Martin continues to balance an active studio practice with both research and teaching the next generation of artists. In another life, she believes she would be a taxidermist.

More of Martin’s work can be found on her website,

Contact the Franklin College Office of Communications for more information at (317) 738-8185.


POSTED Feb 12, 2020